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Saotome Owl & Moon Tsuba

A011

An early, large, Saotome armor's tsuba of an owl on a pine and the moon behind some clouds in sukashi, some brass on the tree.  Very good plate with granule and small globular tekotsu through out.  Hammered rim, and the plate widens at the seppadai.  The elongated hitsuana placing it Momoyama to early Edo.  9.5 cm x 8.87 cm x 4 mm.  This is a collectable.                                              $450

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